”Monday. n. [ME. moneday, monenday, AS. monandæg, i.e., day of the moon, day sacred to the moon; a translation of L. lunæ dies; akin to D. maandag, G. montag, OHG. manatag, Icel. manadagr, Dan. mandag, Sw. mandag.  See MOON; DAY.]  The second day of the week; the day following Sunday.”
”Tuesday. n. [ME. Tewesday AS. Tiwes dæg the day of Twi the god of war; akin to OGH. Zio, Icel. Tyr, L. Jupiter, Gr. Zeus; cf. OHG. Ziostac Tuesday (G. Dienstag is not exactly the same word), Icel. Tysdag.  See Deity; cf. JOSS an idol, JOVIAL, JUPITER.]  The third day of the week, following Monday and preceding Wednesday.”
”Wednesday. n. [ME. wednesdei, wodnesdei, AS. Wodnes dæg, i.e., Woden’s day (a translation of L. dies Mercurii); from Woden the highest god of the Teutonic  peoples, but identified with the Roman god Mercury; akin to OS. Woden, OHG.    Wuotan, Icel. Ooi̽nn, D. woensdg Wendesday, Icel. ooi̽nsdagr, Dan. & Sw. onsdag.]  The fourth day of the week; the next day after Tuesday.”
”Thursday. n. [ME. pursdei, porsday, AS. pures dæg, fr. the Scand. name Thor + AS. dæg day.  Icel. porr Thor, the god of thunder, is akin to punor thunder; cf. AS. punres dæg, lit., day of thunder; akin to D. Donerdag, Thursday, G. Donnerstag, Icel. porsdagr, Sw. & Dan.  Torsdag.  See THOR, THUNDER; DAY.]  The fifth day of the week, between Wednesday and Friday.”
”Friday. n. [AS. frigedæg, from Frig, name of a godess + dæg, day; cf. Icel. Frigg name of wife of Odin or Wodan, OHG. Fria, D. virjdag Friday, G. freitag. OHG. friatag, Icel. frjadagr. AS. Frig is from the root of E. friend, free, orig. meaning beloved, or loving; cf. Skr. priya wife.  See FREE; Day.] The sixth day of the week, following Thursday and preceding Saturday.  It is the Mohammedan sabbath.  In the Roman Catholic Church and the churches of the Anglican Communion every Friday, unless it is Christmas, is the day of fasting and abstinence.  Friday was long known as hangman’s day because it was the customary day for hangings.”
”Saturday. n. [ME. Saterdai, AS Sæterdæg, Sæterndæg, Sæternesdæg, lit. Saturn’s day, from L. Saturnus Saturn + A. dæg day; cf. L. dies Saturni.]  The seventh and last day of the week; the day following Friday and preceding Sunday; the day of the Jewish sabbath.”
”Sunday. n. [AS. sunnandæg; sunne, gen. sunnan, the sun + dæg day; akin to D. zondag, G. sonntag; so called because this day was anciently dedicated to the sun, or to its worship.  See SUN; DAY.] The first day of the week, observed by most Christians as a day of rest from secular employment and of religious worship; the Christian Sabbath; the Lords Day.”
”January. n. [L. Januarius, from Janus an old Latin deity, the god of the sun and the year, to whom the month of January was sacred; cf. janua a door.]  The first month of the year having 31 days.  The beginning of the year was changed in 1752 by English statute from March 25 to January 1, at the same time that the Gregorian calendar was adopted. See CALENDAR.”
”February. n. [L. Februarius, orig., the month of expiation, because on the 15th of this month the great feast of expiation and purification was held, from februare to purift, expiate.]  The second month of the year, said to have been introduced into the Roman calendar by Numa.  In common years it now has 28 days; in leap year, 29.”
”March. n. [OF. march, marz, F. mars, from L. Martius (sc. mensis month) Mars Mars.  Cf. MARTIAL.]  The third month of the year in Julian and Gregorian calendars, containing 31 days,”
”May. n. [F. mai, L. Maius; akin to Maia, a godess, daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury by Jupiter.]  The fifth month of the year, containing 30 days.”
”June. n. [L. Junius: cf. F. Juin.  So called from Junius, the name of a Roman gens.]  The sixth month of the year, containing 30 days.”  
”July. n. [L Julius: - named from Caius Julius Cæsar, who was born in this month.  Cf. F. Juillet.] The seventh month of the year, having 31 days.  Among the old Romans it was called Quintillis, or the fifth month, their year beginning with March.”    
”August. n. [L. Augustus.] The eighth month of the year, having 31 days; - so called in honor of Augustus Cæsar.  The old Roman name was Sextilis, the sixth month from March, the month in which the primitive Roman year began.”    

Give us our daily paganism 

The following is from Webster’s New International Dictionary (1931) and demonstrates
how thoroughly paganism has influenced literally the daily lives of all people.   

Transcribed by William Raymond from
Matter Concerning His Lawful assembly, Issue the Forty-fifth
with special thanks to Randy Lee.

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